Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce Installs 2013 Officers
By Charles James
14 February 2013
The Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce installed new officers and board members for the year 2013 in the newly opened Community Center, simply called “The Building” Wednesday evening with a Valentines Day theme with Master of Ceremonies David Blacker, ably assisted by Chamber Executive Director Kathleen New and chamber member, Jaque Hickman of Boulder Creek.
Newly-elected County Supervisor Matt Kingsley installed the new officers. County Administrator Kevin Carunchio was awarded a very large, impressive trophy which came originally a Fourth of July Parade trophy from the Independence in recognition of his support of the community of Lone Pine. When asked where he would keep the trophy, he said he was hoping someone in Independence “might want it back”. Kathy and Rich were award exhibition ribbons from the State Fair in recognition of the “exhibitionism”.
Margaret and Don Warner were awarded the “Volunteers of the Year” for their service to the chamber. Special recognition was given to Yolanda Chavez, the manager of the Dow Villa for her 30 years of service by Jeanne Willey and Lynne Bunn. Chavez started out as housekeeper on February 12, 1983.
Member Dave Haas was thanked for the use of the new building, which has opened to rave reviews from the community. Lynne Bunn and Jeannie Willey of the Dow Villa Motel were recognized for their contribution in providing the no host bar with all the proceeds going to the chamber.
The dinner and hors’ d’oeuvres were provided by Boulder Creek. And a special “shout-out” was given to volunteer cook Dick Gering, who was ably assisted by hostesses Alina Berry and Nan Gering.
The new board members for the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce are Chairman Marian Seiter, Vice-Chairman David Blocker, Secretary Kathi Hall, Treasurer Paul Payne, and directors Jay Ortega, Ed Castro, Janet Hansen, Richard Cervantes, and Past President Chris Ellis.